Art and Craft Fairs

November is an “in-between” month in Wisconsin; in between fall and winter. The leaves are down, the harvest is done, the days are crisp, but there’s not yet snow on the ground for outdoor winter sports. What’s a person to do?

Go shopping…the holidays are just around the corner. With that in mind, November becomes “Holiday Art & Craft Show” month in Wisconsin. Seems every school PTA, church group and community center in the state hosts a show; hundreds of them across Wisconsin every weekend. Here are a few of Wisconsin’s best, largest, homespun, or most unusual holiday craft fairs. There are also other great things to visit in the area after the craft fair, each offering a glimpse of what makes Wisconsin unique! After each listed craft fair, there is an idea of a place to visit in the area.

Peppermint Fair - Muskego

Admission Fee: Yes
Estimated Attendance: 800
This is an annual, holiday themed craft fair that features a variety of exhibitors and is well attended. Many of the exhibits feature hand/homemade crafts. There will also be a quilt raffle and bake sale.

Also in the area:
Sugar Creek Antique Mall - New Berlin


Great Hartford Craft Explosion - Hartford

Admission Fee: Yes
Estimated Attendance: 2,500
110 exhibitors kick-off the holiday season with this annual show. It is held in conjunction with Lions Pancake Dinner and city Christmas parade.

Also in the area:
Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary - Hubertus


Annual Wonderfest Arts and Crafts Expo - Beloit

Admission Fee: Yes
Estimated Attendance: 1,000
This is an established arts and crafts holiday show. Proceeds benefit area community projects and concerns. Bake shoppe and lunch menu served by the Beloit Junior Woman's Club.

Also in the area:
Northleaf Winery - Milton


Christmas Tour of Homes and Craft Sale - Hudson

Admission Fee: Yes
Estimated Attendance: 2,000
Tour five homes and the Octagon House beautifully decorated for the holidays! Fee charged. Free Admission to The Craft Sale and Marketplace on Saturday. Enjoy extended shopping and dining hours as you celebrate the holidays in Historic Hudson.

Also in the area:
Barn Board Grill and Saloon - Roberts


Holiday House Bazaar - Monona

Admission Fee: No
Estimated Attendance: 1,000
This annual event is a non-booth, open setting show. There are many types of crafts and huge bake sale in three rooms. A percentage of sales are donated to a local charity.

Also in the area:
Capital Brewery Company - Middleton


Holiday Art, Craft and Gift Expo - Franklin

Admission Fee: Yes
Estimated Attendance: 10,000
The Midwest’s largest indoor art, craft and gift show is a holiday tradition in the metro-Milwaukee area. Take in a craft demonstration, sample the gourmet food stage, or just relax with live music and wine tasting.

Also in the area:
WELL Spa & Salon - Milwaukee


Holiday Craft and Quilt Show - Elroy

Admission Fee: No
Estimated Attendance: 400
This show features handmade arts and crafts suitable for holiday decorating and gift giving. The annual quilt show is judged by the viewers (ribbon awards). It includes quilt shop vendors.

Also in the area:
Tanger Outlet Mall - Wisconsin Dells


There are several other arts and craft shows going on every weekend in November throughout the state. To find other shows, please visit the Events Calendar on TravelWisconsin.com or view the Wisconsin Arts and Crafts Directory.

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